Medway Arts is delighted to have supported and funded a range of cultural activities, events, exhibitions, workshops and festivals.
Check out highlights from past years below.
Welcome art project
See the latest updates about the artists for Strood and Rainham for our new public art project.
This project explored the story of 23 WWI submarines that lie hidden in the mud of the Medway, as well as other found and lost myths, memories, and objects in the River Medway.
Paint the Town Festival
A programme of high-quality theatre shows at various venues as well as a range of free and affordable pop-up and outreach workshops, activities and events.
A community arts library project with free lyrical and literature events all rooted in African and Caribbean culture.
Value of Touch - Wendy Daws
Value of Touch showcased a range of art created by blind and partially sighted members of the Kent Association for the Blind Medway Art Group. Their exhibition was inspired by museum objects exhibited at The Guildhall Museum.
See and Create
A combination of tailor-made workshops for deaf participants, delivered by deaf artists alongside hearing artists.
Black History Live
A local history and arts project led by Medway African and Caribbean Association. Focusing on the history and legacy of African and Caribbean people in Kent and Medway in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Gillingham POW! public art gallery
A gallery of outdoor temporary public artworks on Gillingham High Street.
The Silk of 1000 Spiders
A unique, immersive performance event at Fort Luton – Chatham’s extraordinary, forgotten Victorian land fort.
A group exhibition at Sun Pier House that featured 12 artists affected by invisible chronic health conditions.
The Rainbow Effect
The Rainbow Effect showcases the work of 10 amazing local creatives in the Medway area.
An exhibition on the life of Charles Dickens using resources from Medway Archives Centre.
Confluence: Plant, Grow, Nurture
A series of zine and pamphlet making workshops, creative writing workshops, open mics and a Writer Development Programme.
Part of an international project, communities around the world were encouraged to create a red double cross (XX) symbol on white fabric blocks, sewn together to create hangings.
Medway Print Festival - Schools
Three Medway schools visited Rochester Art Gallery for a workshop as well as took part in print workshops with a local print artist.
Take on Me
An 80s-themed musical theatre show performed in the gym, changing rooms, dance studio and pool of leisure centres throughout Medway.
Sea Folk Sing
A touring choral production that aimed to involve more older people in the arts to help improve wellbeing.
Look, I’m Wearing All The Colours
A photographic book on the intimate story of photographer Rikard Osterlund and his journey as a husband trying to understand his wife’s illness.
William Cuffay exhibition
An exhibition on the life of Chatham-born tailor, William Cuffay, featuring resources from Medway Archives Centre.
A community research phase into the history of Luton with a focus on the agricultural history and tradition of migrant workers in the area.
Kent Arts Conference
An annual conference that brings together people who are interested in the arts to share their ideas, knowledge and experience around a theme.